Remember that awesome Jian sword dancing video?

Last month I posted a link to this brief but incredibly fantastic video. As I said back then, it’s like a surreal painting come to life and oddly compelling. But what is it?

The mystery has been solved. It was a teaser for a music video for the song “Original Don” by Major Laser. You can catch the whole thing after the break.

It seemed too carefully produced to be an amateur effort, and knowing that it’s a professional music video ruins a bit of the magic. But it’s still fantastic (though I liked the teaser more).

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Jian sword dancing

I love everything about this. Watch it first and then read.

I love the music, Zen granny with her giant sunglasses, the indifferent dog, the giant boom box, the composition, the rule of thirds. I love the consignment shop velvet painting on the white door, the placement of the mop, the bag of bags on the doorknob.

Then the boy absent-mindedly hands granny a beer and joins the routine effortlessly and seamlessly. Is he holding a Leatherman vs. the girl’s sword? Even better.

I don’t want this to end. It’s like a surrealist painting come to life. Thank you, Internet.